Raciper 30 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Raciper Tablet

Raciper 30 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of acidity, peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux).

Raciper Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhoea

How to use Raciper Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Raciper 30 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
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How Raciper Tablet works

Raciper 30 mg Tablet is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in relief of acid related indigestion and heartburn.

Raciper Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Raciper 30 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Raciper 30 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Raciper 30 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Raciper 30 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Raciper 30 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Liver
Raciper 30 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Raciper 30 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Raciper Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Raciper 30 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that does not go away.
  • Inform your doctor if you do not feel better after taking it for 14 days as you may be suffering from some other problem that needs attention.
  • Long-term use can cause weak bones and deficiency of minerals such as magnesium. Take adequate dietary intake of calcium and magnesium or their supplements as prescribed by your doctor.
  • You have been prescribed Raciper 30 mg Tablet to reduce stomach acid and heal stomach ulcers.
  • Take it one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning.
  • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Raciper with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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MODERATE
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MODERATE
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MINOR
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MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Raciper

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I am not getting weight and always feel vomate
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
You have a normal weight. Take Tab Raciper D 1 Od empty stomach x 10 days
Sir/Madam I have been facing burning in my stomach for 4 days. I run for 1.5 to 2 km and walk for something around 1 to 1.5 km per day. I do exercises and yoga too. I take 40 night wet almonds with milk after exersice. I dont take too spicy or oily food. Please guide what to do.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
you should take only 10 - 15 almonds a day. Take Raciper 40 1 Od empty stomach x 10 days
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FAQs

Q. Is Raciper available over the counter?
No, Raciper is not available as an over-the-counter product. It is a prescription medicine and is available only when prescribed by a physician.
Q. Can I take Raciper with aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate or other antacids?
Raciper can be taken with antacids like aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate. But antacids should be taken two hours before or one hour after taking Raciper. This is because Raciper requires a lower pH for its action and antacids can increase the pH of the stomach and hence decrease the action of Raciper.
Q. Is Raciper a controlled substance?
Raciper is not a controlled substance. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Raciper safe to use?
Yes, Raciper is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor. However, its use is associated with some common side effects like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Can I take Raciper with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Raciper can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions or harmful effects have been seen when they are used together.
Q. Does Raciper cause weight loss?
Raciper is not known to lower weight. However, it may cause damage to your stomach lining on a long term use and weight loss could be an indication of the same or it can be due to an underlying condition which requires immediate attention.
Q. Does Raciper cause hair loss?
Hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect of Raciper. Talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive hair fall while you are taking Raciper.
Q. Why is Raciper better than omeprazole?
Raciper and Omeprazole both belong to the same class of drugs and are used in disease conditions with excess acid production like heartburn, acidity, stomach ulcers and intestinal ulcers. Raciper is an S-isomer of omeprazole and is seen to provide more effective and rapid acid control than omeprazole, without any increase in side effects and fewer variations in response between different patients.
Q. Does Raciper cause palpitations (feeling of rapid, strong heart beat)?
Raciper can lower the magnesium levels in your body and this can cause palpitations. You must get your magnesium levels checked regularly if you have to use this medicine for more than three months.
Q. Can a patient undergoing dialysis take Raciper?
Raciper can be taken by a patient undergoing dialysis in a manner as prescribed by the doctor. This is extensively bound to proteins in the body, so, it is not expected to be removed by dialysis.
Q. Is Raciper better than rabeprazole?
Both Raciper and rabeprazole are similar in efficacy and safety. One study mentions rabeprazole as a better choice for mild-to-moderate gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) compared to Raciper while another study mentions Raciper provides a more effective and faster acid-inhibitory effect.
Q. Is Raciper better than ranitidine?
Both Raciper and ranitidine lower acid production in your stomach and treat heartburn and heal stomach and intestine ulcers. There are not many studies which compare Raciper with ranitidine. However, one study mentions that Raciper once daily is more effective and well-tolerated compared ranitidine twice daily for healing gastric ulcers.
Q. Can I take Raciper with domperidone?
Raciper can be taken with domperidone. Raciper decreases the acid secretion and domperidone increases the gut motility and helps in nausea and vomiting. It is safe to use the two medicines together and these are also available as a fixed-dose combination and help in the treatment of heartburn, stomach and duodenal ulcers and gastritis.
Q. Can I take Raciper with clopidogrel?
Raciper decreases the activation of clopidogrel and hence reduces its effectivity. Avoid using both drugs together or use an alternate drug. Patients who are taking these medicines together needs to be monitored closely by a doctor.
Q. Can I take Raciper with levosulpiride?
Raciper can be taken with levosulpiride. Raciper decreases the acid secretion and levosulpiride increases the intestinal motility. It is safe to use the two medicines together. Raciper is also available as a fixed-dose combination with levosulpiride. This combination helps in the treatment of heartburn, stomach and duodenal ulcers and gastritis.
Q. Is dexlansoprazole better than Raciper?
Dexlansoprazole and Raciper belong to the same class of medicines and works the same way. Some studies mention that dexlansoprazole helps in better control of symptoms like heartburn as compared to Raciper, however, there is no definitive evidence for this and different patients may find that one works better for them than the other.
Q. Is Raciper an antacid?
Raciper belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach. While antacids only neutralize the stomach acid by coating the stomach.
Q. Does Raciper cause tinnitus?
Tinnitus has been reported as a rare side effect with Raciper (<1% patients taking this drug). Please consult your doctor if you experience tinnitus while taking Raciper.
Q. Does Raciper has an expiry date?
Yes, Raciper does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Raciper after the expiry date.
Q. Is Raciper an antibiotic?
No, Raciper is not an antibiotic. It is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. Can I take Raciper with nitrofurantoin?
Raciper can be taken with nitrofurantoin. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Raciper with ranitidine?
Yes, Raciper can be taken with ranitidine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together. As Raciper do take some days to show its action, so, ranitidine is given to the patients to immediate relief.
Q. Can I take Raciper with ibuprofen?
Raciper can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Raciper with hyoscine?
Raciper can be taken with hyoscine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Does Raciper cause tiredness?
Tiredness is a rare side effect seen with Raciper. Talk to your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness as this may be due to some liver abnormalities as Raciper breaks down in the liver or due to an underlying condition that needs attention.
Q. Can the use of Raciper cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not be reported to occur with Raciper. However, its use is associated with some common side effects like nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. Can the use of Raciper affect birth control?
Raciper does not seem to affect birth control, as no drug interactions have been reported between Raciper and oral birth control pills. It is safe to take the two medications together.
Q. Can a patient with underlying cardiac disease take Raciper?
Patients with the underlying cardiac disease can take Raciper. However, Raciper can interact with certain drugs (e.g clopidogrel, digoxin) which might be used by these patients. They may need to be monitored for digoxin toxicity. Raciper decreases the activation of clopidogrel, thus reducing its effects, so the patients taking these medicines together should also be monitored regularly.
Q. Can Raciper be given in cancer patients?
Raciper is seen to increase the antitumor effect of the medicines with no added side effects. Since cancer patients may also take many medicines for the primary cancer treatment or for other symptoms and infections, there are chances of drug-drug interactions with Raciper. So, it should be used only as advised by your doctor.
Q. How is Raciper different from pantoprazole?
Raciper and pantoprazole both belong to the same class of drugs and are seen to be equally effective in the treatment of disease conditions with excess acid production like heartburn, acidity, stomach ulcers and intestinal ulcers. However, as per some research studies, pantoprazole provides significantly faster first-time relief from daytime and night-time GERD-related symptoms than Raciper.
Q. Is Raciper more effective than lansoprazole?
Yes, Raciper is seen to achieve a better acid control and is more effective in relief of heartburn symptoms and acid reflux symptoms as compared to lansoprazole in many research studies. Also, healing rates were consistently high with Raciper.
Q. Can I take Raciper with sodium bicarbonate as a buffer?
Sodium bicarbonate buffer can protect against acid degradation of Raciper in addition to immediate antacid action. Raciper can be taken with sodium bicarbonate as a buffer only in a manner as prescribed by the doctor.
Q. Can I take Raciper with naproxen?
Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by reducing inflammation and pain in the body. Raciper and naproxen can be taken together. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects of using Raciper with naproxen.
Q. Is Raciper a narcotic?
Raciper is not a narcotic. It is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Q. CAn the use of Raciper cause constipation?
Constipation has been reported as a common side effect of Raciper. Other common side effects associated with its use are nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and flatulence.
Q. What is the difference between Raciper and famotidine ?
Raciper is a proton pump inhibitor whereas Famotidine is an H2 histamine receptor blocker. Raciper is more potent at inhibiting gastric acid production compared to famotidine and also its effect lasts for a long time.
Q. Is Raciper a steroid?
Raciper is not a steroid. It is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of acidity, heartburn, intestinal ulcers and stomach ulcers.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 5th Mar 2018.
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